The Miami Marlins had a third base trade target in Washington Nationals third baseman Jeimer Candelario. We wrote quite a bit about him already as a Trade Deadline target for The Fish. That won't happen anymore now. Candelario has been traded by the Washington Nationals to the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs think that they can make the playoffs, so they were the ones to ultimately win the Candelario sweepstakes.
The Miami Marlins missed out on a third base trade target.
Jeimer Candelario isn't going to play third base for the Miami Marlins this season. He's coming back to his original team instead. Candelario is a career .243/.325/.412 hitter, who is batting .258/.342/.481 with 16 home runs and 53 RBI in 99 games and 368 AB. It would be really nice for The Fish to have that production from third base.
The Miami Marlins have Jean Segura at third base instead. Segura is batting .222/.280/.283 in 84 games and 297 AB. He's actually been batting .291 with a home run and 7 RBI in the last month. Could a turnaround be in the cards? He's a career .281/.327/.402 hitter, so maybe being 33 years old, he still has "gas in the tank."
It's disappointing to see Jeimer Candelario end up on a different team, but maybe Jean Segura can still live up to his contract. Another player that I wish the Miami Marlins were able to acquire, was new Arizona Diamondbacks CP Paul Sewald. The Fish need bullpen help pretty badly, and Sewald would've been a perfect fit. He currently has a 2.93 ERA/2.98 FIP, with 12.6 K/9 and 2.9 BB/9. It's an added issue to have him on a team competing for a NL Wild Card spot.
The Seattle Mariners are open to trading RF Teoscar Hernandez. Could the Miami Marlins try to acquire the free agent to be? Teoscar is batting .238/.288/.408, with 16 home runs and 58 RBI in 105 games and 407 AB. There hasn't been much said about him being traded since that report, but that doesn't mean that The Fish didn't reach out to Seattle about him.